About the Author / Blogger

Bernardo "Berniemack" Arellano III is an Assistant Professor of History at the Department of Social Sciences of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He graduated with a Master of Science in Geography degree at the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2019, and took his Bachelor's Degree in History at the University of the Philippines Visayas in Iloilo in 2006.

He takes interest in the merger of history and geography through placemaking practices and "sense of place" in the more localized or Filipino perspective.

He served the Philippine national government as a Senior Registry Coordinator for Local Governments on the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property (PRECUP) with the Philippine Government through National Commission for Culture and the Arts. It involves coordination and facilitation of the creation of local cultural inventories nationwide. Arellano has been in this sector since 2008 as an advocate for promoting and preserving cultural heritage of the country.

He has become a part-time blogger, focusing more on studies, work, and struggling to get back into "healthy lifestyle." He has been blogging since 2005 using Friendster Blogs.

Loves to travel (obviously), food, local culture, maps, food, Mexico, Japan, Mindanao, Visayas, heritage, old stuff, ASEAN, food, travel, food...